A good system of auditing is one of the most effective methods of ensuring that the Environmental Management System (EMS) continues to meet its objectives and for control and for identifying improvements. Auditors need to be sufficiently competent in order to evaluate the EMS effectively if the organisation is to achieve the full benefit from its EMS and have confidence that it is achieving its objectives. The course is based on auditing with the ISO 14001:2015 standard.


16 Hours.

Who Should Attend?
This course is essential for those who will undertake internal environmental audits, or who will be required to plan, manage and implement internal audit programmes. Other people who find this course useful are team leaders and supervisors with EMS, who are looking to broaden their awareness of environmental issues in order to understand how they can improve their overall contribution to the success of the business. The course does not require any past auditing or environmental management system experience.

Course Objectives
To enable delegates to effectively plan, perform, evaluate and report the results of internal environmental audits with confidence. To help delegates understand the key attributes of an efficient and effective environmental management system and the role of the internal auditor in its continual improvement and development.

Course Content

• Basic environmental thinking and risk-based concepts
• Structure and principles of an environmental management system
• Plan-Do-Check-Act methodology, environmental management principles
• Overview of key ISO 14001:2015 requirements
• Auditors roles and responsibilities
• Types of environmental audit
• Effective auditing techniques and good audit practices
• Reporting valid findings and managing corrective actions

What Are The Benefits?

 Successful delegates will be equipped with the technical skills and knowledge required to plan, conduct and report internal EMS audits. Delegates also find the interactive nature of the course, it’s challenging content and extensive use of team-based exercises an enjoyable and effective way to learn.